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Karaoke Idols: Popular Music and the Performance of Identity

Author: Kevin Brown
Publisher: [S.l.] : National Book Network International, 2015.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Most ethnographers don't achieve what Kevin Brown did while conducting their research: in his two years spent at a karaoke bar near Denver, Colorado, he went from barely able to carry a tune to someone whom other karaoke patrons requested to sing. Along the way, he learned everything you might ever want to know about karaoke and the people who enjoy it. The result is Karaoke Idols, a close ethnography of life at a  Read more...
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Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kevin Brown
ISBN: 1783204451 9781783204465 178320446X 9781783204458
OCLC Number: 984772674
Description: 1 online resource (1 recurso electrónico.)
Contents: AcknowledgmentsSynopsisAbout the AuthorOvertureChapter 1: My WayChapter 2: Turning JapaneseChapter 3: Boys Don't CryChapter 4: Paint It BlackChapter 5: Friends in Low PlacesChapter 6: Sweet CarolineFinaleAfterword: Karaoke as Performance Reactivation by Philip Auslander

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Most ethnographers don't achieve what Kevin Brown did while conducting their research: in his two years spent at a karaoke bar near Denver, Colorado, he went from barely able to carry a tune to  Read more...

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Brown's volume is marked by clarity of research goals (and approach) and an engaging writing style. This book will be especially valuable to those who are new to performance studies ethnography.' -- Read more...

 
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